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Polish, Austrian authors win Nobel Prize for Literature

Stockholm

10-October-2019

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk and Austria's Peter Handke have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, it was announced on Thursday.

Two winners were named - one for 2019 and one for 2018 - because last year's prize was not awarded, reports the BBC.

The Swedish Academy, which oversees the prestigious award, suspended it last year after a sexual assault scandal.

Tokarczuk, who also won the Man Booker International Prize last year, was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize, with this year's Nobel going to Handke. IANS 


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